Tess Neal

Tess Neal

  • Associate Professor
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor
Tess M.S. Neal, PhD studies the nature and limits of expertise. Her basic work focuses on understanding and improving human judgment processes – especially among trained experts, and her more applied work focuses on improving forensic and legal experts’ judgments in particular. Her work has been funded by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation, she has published more than four dozen scientific papers, and she is a fellow of both the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association. She is the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the journal Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. In 2022, she completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Australia.

Website: https://psych-law.lab.asu.edu

Topics of Interest: Expert and lay judgments, Public policy, Social Cognition


Contact Info

1347 Lagomarcino
901 Stange Rd


  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology; minors: Psychology-Law and Statistics, University of Alabama, 2012
  • Clinical-Forensic Postdoctoral Residency - University of Massachusetts Medical School (2012-2013)
  • National Science Foundation Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. University of Nebraska (2013-2015)